Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1049 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

CLOUDS CONTINUED TO MOVE BACK INTO THE STATE THIS
MORNING...LEAVING MOST AREAS OVERCAST BY LATE THIS MORNING.
CURRENTLY THE ONLY AREA FREE OF OVERCAST SKIES IS NORTHEAST
IOWA...THROUGH THAT WILL ONLY LAST UNTIL THE EARLY AFTERNOON.
OVERNIGHT LOWS ACROSS THE STATE VARIED QUITE A BIT...WITH
NORTHWEST IOWA SEEING MID TO UPPER 20S AND SOUTHEAST IOWA IN THE
UPPER 30S AND EVEN A COUPLE LOW 40S. THE PRIMARY DRIVER FOR THE
RANGE WAS A COLD FRONT THAT HAD ALREADY BEGUN TO PUSH THROUGH
NORTHWEST IOWA OVERNIGHT AND VERY EARLY THIS MORNING. AS OF LATE
THIS MORNING THE COLD FRONT HAD PUSHED THROUGH APPROXIMATELY THE
NORTHWEST HALF OF IOWA. THOSE ALREADY BEHIND THE COLD FRONT WILL
SEE LITTLE TO NO WARMING THE REST OF THE DAY AND SHOULD IN FACT
SEE TEMPERATURES SLOWLY FALL THANKS TO THE NORTH WINDS. THOSE
AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT WILL SEE TEMPERATURES RISE BACK INTO THE
40S...AND EVEN SOME LOW 50S IN EXTREME SOUTHEAST IOWA...BEFORE
THE FRONT MOVES THROUGH LATER TODAY AND THIS EVENING.

OVERNIGHT...PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO HIT THE NORTHWEST HALF OF
THE STATE. SOME AREAS WILL SEE IT BEGIN AFTER SUNSET AND BEGIN AS
RAIN...BEFORE SWITCHING OVER TO SNOW. NORTHWEST IOWA WILL SEE
SNOWFALL TOTALS IN THE AREA OF 3 TO 5 INCHES BY TOMORROW
MORNING...TAPERING OFF TO ONE INCH OR LESS IN CENTRAL IOWA. ONCE
PRECIPITATION WORKS ITS WAY THROUGH OVERNIGHT AND TOMORROW
MORNING...THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEKEND WILL BE SEASONABLE IN THE
IN THE 20S AND LOW 30S AND DRY. BEGINNING MONDAY ANOTHER COLD
BLAST WILL AFFECT THE AREA...DROPPING HIGHS INTO THE TEENS AND LOW
20S FOR THE NORTHWEST HALF OF THE STATE ON MONDAY. BY TUESDAY THE
NEARLY THE ENTIRE STATE WILL SEE HIGHS BELOW 20
DEGREES...INCLUDING SINGLE DIGITS ACROSS THE NORTH AND LOW TEENS
IN CENTRAL IOWA. THE COLD WILL LINGER INTO WEDNESDAY...WITH HIGHS
AGAIN WELL BELOW FREEZING...BUT WILL REBOUND A BIT THURSDAY AND
FRIDAY.

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